Tune of the Day: Berceuse by Fauré
The Berceuse, Op. 16 is one of several charming miniatures for violin and piano by Gabriel Fauré. Originally composed in 1879, it quickly became one of the French composer's most famous pieces, and countless arrangements have since been published. The original key is D major, but most transcriptions for the flute are in F major, to remedy the fact that the original lowest note, an A3, is not within the flute's range.
This piece is not to be confused with the equally famous Berceuse from Fauré's Dolly suite, Op. 56.
Thanks to Federica and Kevin for suggesting this tune!